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Deaths at sea highlight failings in Europe migration policy

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax has been featured in AP News, Aljazeera and Euronews.

Syrian migrants / refugees arrive from Turkey on boat through sea with cold water near Molyvos, Lesbos on an overload dinghy. Leaving Syria that has war

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Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax, Reader in Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been featured in news outlets on how a high number of deaths at sea has highlighted the failings in the European migration policy. She said: "The manner in which each of the European actors contacted...attempted to deflect or ignore responsibility can be constitutive of a violation by omission of the relevant obligations under international law."

Read the stories from AP News and Aljazeera.

Dr Moreno-Lax was also quoted in a news story by Euronews.



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